The new phase was made by firing lasers at 10 ytterbium ions inside a quantum computer.
From the forces that keep athletes twirling and sliding, to the weird laws governing the world of the very small, to the far-out concepts of time travel and alternate universes, physics covers a lot of interesting territory. Here, Live Science keeps you abreast of all the fascinating physics discoveries.Physics
At 'supercriticality,' the difference between the liquid and gas phases of a material seems to disappear. New research finds that this weird tipping point may be simpler than scientists thought.
Albert Einstein's famous equation E = m^2 connects energy to mass via the speed of light. Find out why E = m^2.
Reference The strong force is one of the four fundamental forces of nature. Learn how it fits into the Standard Model of particle physics.
Astronomers have directly measured the mass and velocity of an isolated black hole for the first time using gravitational lensing.
NASA's next-generation space observatory has sustained its first noticeable impact less than six months after launch, but the agency isn't too concerned.
Here are the best physics books for anyone looking for an accessible and engaging immersion into the world of physics and wondering about our universe.
Future fusion reactions inside tokamaks could shine even brighter than before, thanks to groundbreaking new research to find the maximum density of the hydrogen plasma fuel that powers them.
Using a superconducting X-ray laser, researchers at SLAC achieved a temperature 4 degrees Fahrenheit above absolute zero.
Reference Lunar eclipses occur when the moon falls into Earth's shadow, creating a blood moon, and can be total, partial or penumbral. Here's when one will happen next.
The length of a second hasn't been updated in 70 years, but ultraprecise atomic optical clocks are on track to change that.
The Large Hadron Collider is the world's most powerful particle accelerator. Here's a look at the atom smasher and all its amazing discoveries.
After a three-year nap, the world's largest atom smasher is waking up and getting ready to smash atoms harder than ever.
An ultraprecise measurement of the mass of the W boson may diverge from the Standard Model, a long-reigning framework that governs the strange world of quantum physics.